We invite you to attend our forthcoming lecture by Professor Dr Christoph Bläsi, Caledonian Research Foundation Visiting Fellow and Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.
When: Wednesday, 11 June 2014 at 17.00, drinks reception from 18.00
Where: The Glassroom, Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh EH10 5DT
Summary: The term ‘business model(s)’ in the title of this lecture will be treated in its broadest sense, covering decisions not only with respect to the revenue model, but also with respect to product features as well as the architecture of value creation. This will help to sketch out the huge option space ranging from web-based Open Access publications and content-based software products all the way to ebooks, currently the most topical phenomenon. The lecture will zoom in on the problems connected with fenced-off ebook ecosystems (like those of Amazon or Apple) and the associated (non-)interoperability of ebook formats, and it will also examine elements of a streamlined ebook production system for small publishers.
Samples of work by our current postgrads will also be on display in The Glassroom (this will be the last chance to view this year’s Publishing Degree Show – or view photos from our Private View here).
Please RSVP for catering purposes.
We look forward to seeing you!